22 07, 2017

Those Jeans, My Journey: Reflections At The Place Where My Weight Loss Mission Began

By | 2017-10-12T09:43:35+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Diabetic Recipes, Type 2 Diabetes and Food, Type 2 Diabetes and Travel, Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss / Exercise|

I shed 90lbs in 11 years and here's the picture to prove it. I was aiming for 100lbs a few months ago and that still may be coming soon, but for now, I stop to reflect on this amazing fact. And there's more to this story than what I've lost, keep reading to find out some of the beautiful things [...]

18 07, 2017

Proudly wearing a STYLISH Medical Alert Bracelet

By | 2017-08-01T02:30:46+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Diabetes Product Reviews|

*Disclaimer: The bracelet shown was given to me in exchange for an honest review of StickyJewelry's product. All opinions are mine and are truthful. I haven't worn a medical alert bracelet in a while and I have been missing the security feeling that comes along with wearing one. The issue for me has been that I don't want to publicly [...]

19 05, 2017

I am more than a “Diabetic Patient”

By | 2017-08-01T02:31:57+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Diabetes Blog Week Posts, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

It's Diabetes Blog Week Day 5. Today's Topic: More than diabetes, express yourself and other parts of who you are. This topic reminded me of something that happened recently. I was invited to participate in an event as one of the main speakers. They listed an array of accolades for the other speaker, but for me it only stated my [...]

17 05, 2017

I’d Wish You Get Your Risk Factors Straight

By | 2017-08-01T02:33:07+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Diabetes Blog Week Posts, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

Today is Day 3 of Diabetes Blog Week (#DBlogWeek) and today's topic asks us to reflect upon a person who has passed judgement on us and envision them saying something differently. What would we have them say to us instead of what they actually said. Here I go... I can’t think of a particular person because I have had so [...]

16 05, 2017

Unexpected Run-ins With Health Care

By | 2017-07-26T07:50:26+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Diabetes Blog Week Posts, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

It's Diabetes Blog Week 2017 and I am excited to participate. It's been a while since I successfully posted everyday of #DBlogWeek, but I am up for the challenge this year. Today's Topic: Diabetes and the Unexpected When I think about the unexpected things that have happened to me since being diagnosed with diabetes, the health care system is at [...]

26 04, 2017

Today is #IWishThatPeopleKnewDiabetes Day

By | 2017-08-01T02:28:31+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Online Diabetes Advocacy|

I'm excited to participate in #IWishThatPeopleKnewDiabetes Day on April 26, 2017 I thought it would be fun to do it in a series of GIFs. 1. #IWishThatPeopleKnewDiabetes is the reason why I couldn't go full term with my daughter. Not that something was wrong, I was induced at 38 weeks 6 days, just because I have diabetes http://gph.is/2cSY9I6 2. #IWishThatPeopleKnewDiabetes [...]

31 03, 2017

PillDrill: It Actually Helped Me Improve My A1C

By | 2017-08-01T02:50:49+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Diabetes Product Reviews|

Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. A few weeks ago, I received a box in the mail. I was excited to try the [...]

15 02, 2017

Celebrating 6 years of LIVING with Diabetes

By | 2017-08-01T02:27:37+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Diabetes Anniversaries|

Follow my blog with Bloglovin On February 15th I celebrated six years of living. When I was diagnosed with diabetes, the ink was was drying on the last page of my personal book of life. I was going into a coma. By the time I got to the ER, my vision was blurred, speech slurred, and I wasn't able to [...]

6 08, 2016

Support My 100lbs Weight Loss

By | 2017-08-01T03:06:22+00:00 August 6th, 2016|Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss / Exercise|

I can't believe I am even writing "Support my 100lbs weight loss" because when I started my journey, I never imagined this could be possible. I am 15lbs away from losing 100lbs in 10 years. In 2006, I went to Paris for the first time. I wanted to buy some jeans that had enough leg room in them for walking. [...]

5 08, 2016

My Medical Visits: Experiences to Talk About

By | 2017-08-01T03:08:37+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Diabetic Services, Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

Recently, I was asked to write a brief opinion piece about an experience I had as a patient. As I began writing, I realized that I have so many stories because living with a chronic illness means constantly going to the doctor. Since I could only pick one story for the magazine, I decided to post a few stories on [...]

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